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Bruno's BBQ

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230G Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4009
+1 831-438-2227
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11:00 - 21:00
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Anaheim, California
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We were extremely happy with the service and the food at this restaurant. We all had ribs and they were very good the meat just fell off the bone. The only issue we had was actually finding the place, it;s located in the back behind a grocery store. I believe you would be extremely happy with the food.

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Thank Sandy M
Woodinville, Washington
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329 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Bruno's has good food and the portions are generous. They specialize in BBQ but they also have good salads. Nice place to eat before or after a movie at AMC theaters nearby.

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Thank Brin651
Santa Cruz, California
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385 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

My parents were in town and wanted to dine here. We went early on a Wednesday evening. My brother ordered a drink and the server told him they had run out of that on Friday. Wow! She should have just said they were out. That left us wondering why they had not restocked during the week... Everything was additional costs... More 

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Thank JeriLG
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Don't expect too much from the food, burgers and ribs were just fine! Waiting time for food was not long, then again it was not busy either.

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Thank Waldo R
Thousand Oaks, California
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82 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

We did take out for a family dinner. Ordered a rack of baby back ribs, a rack of beef ribs with sides of grilled veggies (cost extra), baked beans and garlic bread. You have to ask for dry ribs since the regular BBQ sauce contains gluten and then ask for a container of GF sauce. Both the sauce and baked... More 

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Felton
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

They moved from the Safeway area so they aren't as busy and the food took a bit of a hit when they moved, but they are pretty good. Service is fine and fairly fast. Good place for take out too. Good side dishes and darn good ribs.

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Thank Sharie G
Santa Cruz, California
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

OK, so the only redeeming quality of Bruno's is probably their fried clam strips. They are moderately priced and good. But I've been several times and tried several items and everything is pretty blasé. The burgers are sub-standard. The chili unremarkable. And, for a place that supposedly highlights BBQ, the one time that I got the ribs, it was the... More 

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Thank Smudge R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

They do BBQ that is comparable to most larger BBQ joints... Food is fine and generally tasty, but nothing stands out as a blockbuster dish. Service I have found to be hit and miss, but mostly positive.

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Thank Robert F
California
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Looking to have a steak dinner before catching a movie, we decided on Bruno's BBQ. The location is great for movie go-ers as it is across the parking lot from the local Cinelux. Our steak had good flavor but the quality was less than expected. The restaurant was short-staffed for a Saturday night. Our table service was friendly but we... More 

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Thank shewoo
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I just had the BBQ Pork ribs again. It is hard for me to pick anything else due to their quality. Tried the St Louis ribs this time and I loved them. They also have the best Sweet Potato Fries in town. Do not miss Bruno's when you are in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 230G Mount Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066-4009
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Scotts Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 831-438-2227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?